Heart disease trends:
There's mixed news about the effect of alcohol on health in new research - light-to-moderate drinking appears to lower the risk of early death while heavy drinking can significantly increase it.
A new study adds to the growing evidence that the possibility of being 'fat but fit' is nothing more than a myth, with results showing that carrying extra weight can increase the risk of a heart attack in otherwise healthy people.
The majority of people living with an inherited heart condition in the UK are initially misdiagnosed with another condition , say heart experts
We already know 'breast is best' for the health of mothers and babies. Now a large new study has confirmed breastfeeding has cardiovascular benefits too.
Older people who take a daily aspirin to help prevent another heart attack or stroke may have a higher than expected risk of dangerous gastrointestinal bleeding, a study shows.
Drones could be deployed to carry defibrillators to members of the public trying to help people who have had cardiac arrests, say experts.
Preliminary research suggests that men and women who are married may be better at managing risk factors for heart disease.
Heart health experts in the UK don't talk in terms of reversing heart disease, but do have advice on what you can do to help yourself.
Thousands of people may be prescribed unnecessary beta-blockers medication after a heart attack, a UK study claims.
When it comes to keeping your heart healthy choosing the right foods can make a real difference. Get 10 top tips here.
Chocolate has been linked to a wide variety of health benefits, including lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
People who are obese but free of other health complications may still be at a higher risk of heart disease and strokes than 'normal' weight people, according to a study.
Routine use of common painkillers, including ibuprofen, have again been linked with a higher chance of having a heart attack.
Government plans to improve air quality in the UK are being condemned as weak, feeble and half-baked.
People with a non-O blood group may have a slightly higher risk of a heart attack, according to a study.
Drinking 4 cans of energy drinks causes changes to the body's function that are more potentially serious than consuming just caffeine instead, according to a small study.
Drinking large amounts of alcohol can increase your risk of developing abnormal heart rhythms called cardiac arrhythmias, says a study.
Owners of some diesel cars in the most heavily polluted towns and cities in the UK may be paid to trade in their vehicles to comply with government air quality regulations.
A new study suggests that people who cycle to work have a lower risk of heart disease and cancer than other commuters.
People who exercise regularly are more likely to survive a heart attack, according to a study.
A medical conference has been told that having grey hair may increase a man's risk of heart disease.
Repeatedly losing weight but then putting it back on - known as yo-yo dieting or weight cycling - can increase a person's risk of heart attacks or strokes, according to researchers.
Scientists say there's no evidence that taking a high dose of vitamin D each month cuts the risk of cardiovascular disease
Exposure to heat and the physical effort and stress needed to put out fires are responsible for high rates of heart attacks among firefighters, a small study has found.
Over 20 million people in the UK don't get enough exercise and are putting themselves at risk of heart disease, according to a new analysis.
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